How to Take Your NBA 2K23 to the Next Level with Akeem Olajuwon?
Are you looking for ways to take your NBA 2K23 to the next level? If so, you must learn from one of the greatest post-players of all time: Hakeem Olajuwon. In this article, we'll review some of the signature post moves Hakeem used to dominate the paint. We'll also examine how you can use his techniques to level up your NBA 2K23 and become a more dynamic and effective post-player.
The first step to mastering Hakeem's NBA 2K23 is learning the basics. We recommend watching the two post-up videos that Hakeem himself has released. The videos will give you an in-depth look at Hakeem's post-up techniques. Once you've watched the videos, it's time to start practising.
Once you've mastered post-play basics, it's time to move on to some of Hakeem's advanced moves. One of the most iconic moves Hakeem used was the face-up step-over to spin combo. To make this move, start by holding L2 and releasing it to get a nice face-up animation. Then, tap the right stick towards your non-pivot foot (left in this case) and rotate the right stick counterclockwise to spin out of it. This will give you a nice animation to get to the basket.
Another move that Hakeem was known for was his up and under. To do this, tap square as you're approaching the basket. This will give you a pump fake and hold the right stick in the direction you want to finish the step-through animation. Once you get your defender to jump, finish with either hand by holding the right stick to the right or the left.
Post Pivot Setups
Post pivots are an essential part of Hakeem Olajuwon's post-game. To do a post pivot, start by holding L2 and tap the left stick in any direction to pivot around your pivot foot. This will give you a nice dynamic triple-threat swing animation or a nice pivot animation. Pivots create space as you swing from one side to the other, giving you different angles that you can use to attack your defender.
You can also combine your post pivots with your spin escapes to give different angles and then react to how your defender plays that and get to the basket or finish with different fadeaways, dream shakes, or creative moves.
Post Exit Setups
Post exits are an underrated part of the NBA 2K23 but are essential for quickly getting out of the post. To exit the post, release L2 and hold the left stick in any direction. For example, you can hold the left stick to the left to make a behind-the-back dribble escape or to the right to make a hesitant move. You can also use post exits off the catch to catch your defender off guard.
You can also combine post-exits with spin moves. To do this, rotate the right stick counterclockwise while holding L2 and then hold the left stick in the same direction as your spin to continue the spin and get to the basket.
Last but not least, we have the Dream Shake. Hold L2, hold the left stick down, left or down right, and then double tap square to execute a nice shimmy fade away. This is one of Hakeem's signature moves and will leave your defender in the dust.
Hakeem Olajuwon was one of the greatest post players of all time, and now you can learn his techniques to take your NBA 2K23 to the next level. Whether you're using post pivots, spin moves, post exits, or dream shakes, Hakeem's unique combination of power, finesse, skill, speed, athleticism, and offensive creativity will make you an unstoppable player. So get out there and become the dream!